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1 Thaler - Ferdinand III Vienna

Features

Country Austria - Habsburg
Emperor Ferdinand III (1637-1657)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1652-1655
Value 1 Thaler (1)
Currency Thaler (1520-1754)
Composition Silver
Weight 27.9 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 977,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Dav# 3183,
European crowns
by John S. Davenport
(Spink)
Her# 388-391
Österreichische Münzprägungen
by Ludwig Herinek
(Eigenverlag)

Obverse

Laureate portrait with armour facing right, beaded inner circle. Legend divided below by mint mark . Date below bust.

Lettering: FERDINANDVS III D G ROM ( Y) IM SE AV GE HV BO REX

Reverse

Composite arms with above, a shield with the imperial eagle. In the legend, between DVX and AVST, a W and a shield, btween SK and CC, a crowned shield of Austria and ancient Burgundy. Legend for "Archi Dux Austriae Dux Burgundiae Styriae Karinthiae Carniolae Comes Tyrolis".

Lettering: ARC DVX // AVST D // BVR S K // C C TYR

Comments

Mint mark (circle, triangle and dot) for JC Richthausen.
The portrait varies: e.g. for 1653:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1652  165(Z)
1653 
1654 
1655 

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